Eversight New Jersey is proud to partner with local Lions clubs in our shared mission of serving the vision-impaired community.
Lions Clubs International and individual Lions clubs are Eversight New Jersey’s largest partners and supporters. Like Eversight New Jersey, Lions Clubs International is dedicated to preventing blindness and improving sight. These efforts include providing vision screenings and treatment to those at risk of losing their vision, recycling eyeglasses and supporting eye banks that provide tissue for sight-saving surgeries.
Lions and Lionesses aid us financially as well as through their invaluable volunteer efforts. They spend countless hours each year helping spread our message, advocating about the need for registered eye, organ and tissue donors and educating their communities about corneal transplantation and vision restoration.
Our success would not be possible without their dedication – we exist only because of their incredible support. The Lions of New Jersey assumed sole responsibility of our organization from 1988 until the Eye Bank affiliated with Eversight in 2005. Even in the decade since, the Lions have continued to lend their support to us in essential ways.
Lions Clubs International has also provided grants to Eversight to purchase new laboratory equipment at our affiliates, which allows us to meet the demand for corneal tissue for transplantation as well as research the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions that cannot be cured through transplantation.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization, with more than 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members around the world. The organization empowers volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs. For almost 100 years, Lions clubs have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care for people worldwide.
Learn more at www.lionsclub.org